Episode 13! Cats! With Jess Collins

Egyptians really loved cats! Like, they would literally kill you over them!

Medieval Europeans, uh…often felt differently.

In an effort to bring some levity after a string of more “serious” episodes, John decided to investigate the history of the role cats have played in religion. Surely that would be an adorable story! Things got dark quick. Jess Collins (who really likes the movie “Kedi“) makes her second appearance to hear all the delightful cat stories.


Tao Tao Holmes – “Ritualistic Cat Torture Was Once a Form of Town Fun” 

Joshua L. Mark – “Cats in the Middle Ages”

Irina Metzler – “Why Cats were hated in Medieval Europe”

#2.11 – Q: Into the Storm – with Teddy Smith Hard to Believe – A Podcast About Belief

HBO's recent docuseries Into the Storm, directed by Cullen Hoback, manages to accomplish what no other Q-themed documentary had – "unmasking" the man behind Q and his closest accomplices. While the culprit came as a surprise to almost no one who closely followed the QAnon phenomenon, Hoback's deeply personal portrait of the father-son Watkins duo, as well as 8-Chan founder Fred Brennan, remains an important journalistic and storytelling exercise. But the problem with the series has less to do with the Hoback's work and more with the response, as many viewers seem to have been lulled into a fall sense of security, assuming that now we know, for sure, who was behind Q, the coast is clear.   John invited his colleague and frequent guest Teddy Smith to watch the series and help him unpack all this.   Check out Teddy's new YouTube show, A Valiant Effert. You may recognize the opening music.
  1. #2.11 – Q: Into the Storm – with Teddy Smith
  2. #2.10 – Witch Life – with the hosts of the That Witch Life podcast
  3. #2.9 – Robin Wilkins – PhD: Parenting is HarD
  4. Hard to Believe Weekend Bonus Mini Episode – Shakespeare Authorship with Sebastian Major
  5. #2.8 – Steven Sabel – Bard to Believe – The Oxfordian Case for Shakespeare

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s